South Africa vs India preview: Visitors face must-win situation in 2nd ODI at Durban

India, who lost the first ODI by a massive 141 runs at Johannesburg, need to get a positive result in Durban to stay alive in the three-match series against South Africa.

updated: December 07, 2013 14:46 IST
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Durban: Faced with a do-or-die situation after their crushing 141-run defeat in the first match, India will look to turn around their fortunes with an improved show, especially in the bowling department, when they take on South Africa in the second ODI in Durban on Sunday.

The Indians, licking their wounds after an embarrassing defeat in Johannesburg, need a win at Durban to stay afloat in the three-match series which has been dedicated to anti-apartheid icon and former South African president, Nelson Mandela who passed away on Thursday.

There are chances that the wicket at the Kingsmeand stadium in Durban will be better suited for Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men. Yet, the visitors have a lot of ground to cover, specially in their bowling department. The audacity with which the likes of Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers and JP Duminy tore apart the Indian bowlers mystified many, given that the conditions were supposed to be conducive for faster bowlers. (Bowlers let us down: Dhoni)

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